POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A 49-year-old Onalaska woman was airlifted to a Houston hospital after her car went off the road, rolled over, and caught fire early New Year's Day.
According to a Texas Department of Public Safety press release, Livingston DPS officers responded to a report of a one-vehicle rollover on US Highway 190 West in Polk County. When they got to the scene, they noticed that a 1997 Honda had left the roadway to the right and kept on traveling on the shoulder before it struck a guard rail.
The Honda rolled over and the driver, who was later identified as Trudy Kennedy, was ejected, the press release stated. At that point, the vehicle caught fire and burned.
The DPS troopers talked to Kennedy and noticed that she had a "strong odor of alcohol on or about her person." Although Kennedy told the DPS troopers that her daughter was in the car, no one was found after a lengthy search of the area by the troopers and other emergency personnel.
Kennedy was taken to a Livingston hospital and later airlifted to Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.